312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
William R. Snodgrass Tower, 25th Floor
Nashville, TN 37243
Media line – (615) 251-5131
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s Communications Office is committed to fostering a relationship of mutual trust, cooperation and respect with the public. Providing information to media outlets is an important aspect of achieving this goal – so is offering a topical, customer-focused on-line source of information.
It is the policy of the department Communications Office to make every reasonable effort to accommodate the news media to keep the public adequately informed, without jeopardizing safety, evidence, or the rights of suspects, defendants and other citizens.
The Communications Office prepares and disseminates all media releases, statements, advisories, reports and other communication tools to keep the news media and public informed.
Wesley Moster, Communications Director
Wes Moster serves as the Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security. In that role, he works with department administration and the media to share information related to Driver Services, Tennessee Highway Patrol, Office of Homeland Security, and the Tennessee Highway Safety Office. Prior to joining the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security, Wes spent several years in broadcast news producing and the assignment desk. In 2015, Wes won two regional Emmys, and a regional Edward R. Murrow award. Wes is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcasting and a minor in geography.
Lindsey Balthrop, Deputy Director of Communications
Lindsey Balthrop is the Deputy Directo of Communications for the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Lindsey is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, Public Relations concentration and a minor in Business Administration. She has past experience in communication and event coordination with state government.
Lt. Bill Miller, THP Public Information Officer
Bill Miller was named Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Highway Patrol as a sergeant in July 2013. He was promoted to Lieutenant in December 2014. Prior to joining the department’s Communications Office, Lt. Miller worked as a road trooper and supervisor for 17 years. As a trooper, he served 10 years as one of the original members for THP’s Honor Guard. Lt. Miller previously served the state of Tennessee as a correctional officer and corporal with the Department of Correction in a maximum security correctional facility. Lt. Miller is a graduate of the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command. He is also a graduate from Bethel University School of Public Safety with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Emergency Services Management.
Arriale Tabson, THSO Public Information Officer
Arriale Tabson is the Public Information Officer for the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, a division within the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security. Arriale was born in Charleston, South Carolina, but is a native of Clarksville, Tennessee. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication with a concentration in public relations. Prior to serving in state government, Arriale handled entertainment tour publicity for Shore Fire Media’s satellite office in Nashville. She also worked in live events publicity for TNA Entertainment’s IMPACT WRESTLING television show, which aired on Spike TV in 2012.
Mark Bourque, Media Production
Mark Bourque serves as the Media Producer for the Tennessee Department of Safety from 1999 to the present. In 1995, he joined the Department of Employment Security and continued his state service in media production with the Department of Environment and Conservation. Bourque has more than 30 years experience working in the fields of media production, directing, writing, video productions, graphic design and layout and still photography. He is a native of Nashville, Tennessee, and earned his undergraduate degree in Telecommunications from Middle Tennessee State University. Bourque also holds a Masters Degree in Communication and a second Masters Degree in Education.